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TOPSHOTS View of smoke billowing from th...TOPSHOTS View of smoke billowing from the Villarrica volcano, in Pucon, some 800 km south of Santiago, on March 29, 2015. Part of southern Chile is on orange alert because of an increase in activity at the Villarrica volcano, just weeks after it erupted and forced thousands of people to evacuate.     AFP PHOTO/ SEBASTIAN ESCOBARSEBASTIAN ESCOBAR/AFP/Getty Images

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Smoke billows from the Villarrica volcano in Pucón, Chile. Some southern regions of the country are on alert because of an increase in activity at the volcano 

Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago...Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago March 27, 2015. The Villarrica Volcano expelled smoke as scientists warn the concentration of lava, contained within the structure, is close to the crater. On March 3, a short-lived eruption of ash and rock led to the evacuation of thousands from the nearby area.  Authorities have restricted access to the area within 5 kilometres of the crater and have put the area under an orange alert, which means that an "eruption is probably in the short-term."  REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago, Chile 

Images of the disappeared 43 rural college students are illuminated during a candlelight vigil in front of the Mexican Attorney General's office, in Mexico City, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Angry citizens and parents of the 43 missing students urged the country not to abandon them. On Thursday, the Attorney General's Office issued a statement reiterating that the government had conducted a transparent and exhaustive investigation. Federal investigators say local police handed the students over to a drug gang, which killed them and incinerated their remains. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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Images of the disappeared 43 college students are illuminated during a candlelight vigil in front of the Mexican Attorney General’s office, in Mexico City. Angry citizens and parents of the missing students urged the country not to abandon them. On Thursday, the Attorney General’s Office issued a statement reiterating that the government had conducted a transparent investigation. Federal investigators say local police handed the students over to a drug gang, which killed them. 

Children draw on the sidewalk with chalk outside the Ferguson Police Department on March11, 2015 in Ferguson, MO. Protests erupted after the announcement of the resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson earlier in the day. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

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Children draw on the sidewalk with chalk outside the Ferguson Police Department on Wednesday Missouri. Protests erupted after the announcement of the resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson earlier in the day. 

Night view of San Salvador, El Salvador, using camera zoom effect

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Night view of San Salvador, El Salvador

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Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. The volcano went quiet on Tuesday after an eruption that sent a plume of ash and lava high into the sky in the early hours put Chile on high alert. 

Villarrica volcano, located near Villarrica 1200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, which began erupting on March 3, 2015 forcing the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages. The Villarrica volcano, one of Chile's most active, began erupting around 3:00 am (0600 GMT), prompting authorities to declare a red alert and cancel classes in schools, the National Emergency Office said.

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Villarrica volcano, located near Villarrica 1200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, which began erupting on Tuesday forcing the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages

Caridad Vidal waits for a bus after performing with her dance school for the anniversary of the beginning of the last and decisive Cuban independence war, in downtown Havana...Caridad Vidal (L), 11, looks to the camera as she waits for a bus after performing with her dance school for the anniversary of the beginning of the last and decisive Cuban independence war, in downtown Havana, February 24, 2015. Today marks the 120th anniversary of the last Cuban independence war which started on February 24, 1895. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini  (CUBA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)

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Caridad Vidal waits for a bus in downtown Havana after performing at her dance school marking the 120th anniversary of the start of Cuba’s last independence war against Spain 

Jorge Cazulo...Peru's Sporting Cristal Jorge Cazulo, center, bicycle kicks the ball during a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Venezuela's Deportivo Tachira in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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Sporting Cristal’s Jorge Cazulo bicycle kicks the ball during the Peruvian football team’s Copa Libertadores match against Venezuela ‘s Deportivo Táchira in Lima, Peru 

Dead fish are pictured on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro February 24, 2015.  International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016, the state's governor said on Monday.

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Dead fish on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016

The glow of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is seen in the horizon in Kawartha Lakes...The glow of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is seen in the horizon in the Kawartha Lakes region, southern Ontario February 23, 2015. The colorful cosmic display of the northern lights is rarely seen in Ontario. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill   (CANADA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

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The glow of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is seen in the horizon in the Kawartha Lakes region, southern Ontario. The colorful cosmic display of the northern lights is rarely seen in Ontario.

Model Amanda Lepore arrives before The Blonds 2015 collection show during New York Fashion Week...Model Amanda Lepore arrives before The Blonds 2015 collection show during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York February 18, 2015. Picture taken February 18, 2015.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri   (UNITED STATES - Tags: FASHION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Model Amanda Lepore arrives before The Blonds 2015 collection show during New York Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York 

Revellers from the Grande Rio samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome...Revellers from the Grande Rio samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome, February 16, 2015.     REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

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Revellers from the Grande Rio samba school participate in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro‘s Sambadrome

Indigenous musicians from Curahuara de Carangas play their "Tarkas", a native instrument, during the Anata Andina (Andean carnival) parade in Oruro, February 12, 2015. Hundreds of ethnic groups from Oruro province participated in the carnival.

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Indigenous musicians from Curahuara de Carangas play their “Tarkas”, a native instrument, during the Anata Andina (Andean carnival) parade in Oruro. Hundreds of ethnic groups from Oruro province participated in the carnival on Thursday.

Masquerader from the Paramin Blue Devils parades before judges during the traditional mas competition held by the National Carnival Commission at Victoria Square...A masquerader from the Paramin Blue Devils parades before judges during the traditional mas competition held by the National Carnival Commission at Victoria Square, in the capital Port-of-Spain, February 12, 2015. The competition is one of several held in the weeks leading up to the traditional two-day Carnival street parade next Monday and Tuesday.

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A Paramin Blue Devil parades before judges during a competition held by the National Carnival Commission at Victoria Square, in the Trinidad and Tobago capital Port of Spain.

People wait for the unveiling of a statue of late reggae legend Bob Marley in Kingston. Jamaicans started to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Marley's birth on Friday with a jamming session at his former home and a string of free concerts as the Caribbean island continues to wrestle over his place in its pantheon of heroes. Marley, who was born in Nine Miles, northwest Jamaica, died on May 11, 1981, in a Florida hospital from cancer, age 36

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People wait for the unveiling of a statue of the late reggae legend Bob Marley in Kingston. Jamaicans celebrated the 70th anniversary of Marley’s birth on Friday with a jamming session at his former home and a string of free concerts as the Caribbean island continues to wrestle over his place in its pantheon of heroes.

Kukenan and Roraima mounts are seen from the Tec Camp, near Venezuela's border with Brazil...Kukenan (L) and Roraima mounts are seen from the Tec Camp, near Venezuela's border with Brazil January 14, 2015. A mysterious table-topped mountain on the Venezuela-Brazil border that perplexed 19th century explorers and inspired "The Lost World" novel is attracting ever more modern-day adventurers. Once impenetrable to all but the local Pemon indigenous people, now several thousand trekkers a year make the six-day hike across Venezuela's savannah, through rivers, and up a narrow path that scales Mount Roraima's 600-meter cliff-faces. While that is a help to Venezuela's tottering tourism industry and brings revenues to local communities, it is also scattering a prehistoric landscape with unwanted litter.    REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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Kukenan (L) and Roraima mounts as seen from a trekking camp, near Venezuela’s border with Brazil. Once impenetrable to all but the local Pemon indigenous people, now thousands of trekkers a year make the six-day hike across Venezuela’s savannah to reach the summit  

Cuban farm workers unload trucks full of pineapple at the Trigal Market, a wholesale marketplace on the outskirts of the capital city in Havana, Cuba. Open for less than two years, the wholesale market is where farmers can bring their produce close to where small, independent business people can buy a week's worth of vegetables, fruit and other agricultural products to sell in their neighborhoods in Havana.

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Cuban farm workers unload trucks full of pineapple at the Trigal Market, a wholesale marketplace on the outskirts of the capital city in Havana, Cuba. Open for less than two years, the wholesale market is where farmers can bring their produce close to where small, independent business people can buy a week’s worth of vegetables, fruit and other agricultural products to sell in their neighborhoods in Havana

A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro...A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, January 12, 2015. Reuters photographers from Mali to Mexico have shot a series of pictures of fuel stations. Whether it is plastic bottles by the roadside in Malaysia or a futuristic forecourt in Los Angeles, fuel stations help define our world. Oil prices steadied above $48 a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from earlier losses as the dollar weakened against the euro. Oil prices have dropped nearly 60 percent since peaking in June 2014 on ample global supplies from the U.S. shale oil boom and a decision by OPEC to keep its production quotas unchanged.   REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS COMMODITIES ENERGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)    ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 01 OF 26 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'AT THE PUMP - THE WORLD FILLS UP'     SEARCH 'WORLD FILLS UP' FOR ALL IMAGES

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A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Reuters photographers from Mali to Mexico have shot a series of pictures of fuel stations. Whether it is plastic bottles by the roadside in Malaysia or a futuristic forecourt in Los Angeles, fuel stations help define our world. Oil prices steadied above $48 a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from earlier losses as the dollar weakened against the euro. Oil prices have dropped nearly 60 percent since peaking in June 2014 on ample global supplies from the U.S. shale oil boom and a decision by OPEC to keep its production quotas unchanged. 

A girl plays with a curtain of water at Madureira park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 25, 2014.  AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBAYASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

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A girl plays in a curtain of water at Madureira park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil